Pupil Premium


Pupil Premium


General Statement

The Pupil Premium was introduced in April 2011. The funding is provided in addition to the main College funding from the LA and is intended to help disadvantaged pupils to ‘close the gap’ and to raise attainment and improve progress.  Children who are eligible include:

  • Pupils who have been registered for Free School Meals (FSM) at any point in the last six years
  • Pupils who are Looked After Children.
  • Pupils who have been children of armed services personnel at any point in the last four years.
  • Children who have been adopted from Local Authority Care.

Not all of our pupils are eligible for FSM and so the College does, at times, use the funding to support a wider range of pupils who have been identified as disadvantaged in some way, ie group activities where some, but not all pupils, are eligible for Pupil Premium.

Foundry College is committed to ensuring these funds are used effectively, supplemented by the college’s budget to provide additional support so that “pupils’ needs are effectively met through a wide range of interventions specifically tailored for them.” (Ofsted 2012).

If you would like to check if your child is eligible for free school meals or you have any queries about FSM, please contact the Admin Team on: admin@foundry.wokingham.sch.uk or 0118 334 1510.

The Headteacher is responsible for ensuring that the College’s Management Committee receives regular reports highlighting the spending, progress and impact of the Pupil Premium funding. Pupil Premium is an important item on the Management Committee Agenda.

Please click here to view our Pupil Premium Policy

Please use the links below to view a breakdown of how our Pupil Premium was spent in the academic year 2019-2020,  together with how we propose to use the money in 2020-2023.

2023 – 2024 Pupil Premium Strategy

2022 – 2023 Pupil Premium Strategy

2021 – 2022 Pupil Premium Strategy

2020 – 2023 Pupil Premium Strategy – 3 year plan

2019 – 2020 Review of Pupil Premium

2019-2020 Pupil Premium Strategy 

2018-2019 Review of Pupil Premium Strategy



















Ofsted commented;

“You care deeply about the pupils and are determined to make sure that your school provides the nurturing environment that they need.”

“Pupils are happy at your school, they say that there is always someone to talk to and that their views are valued. Parents and carers praise the improvements in their children’s behaviour and attitudes to learning.”

“You and your team are acutely aware of the importance of ensuring that every pupil is safeguarded from harm.”

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Headteacher Iain Thomas

Foundry College

Budges Gardens



RG40 1PX

Tel: 0118 334 1510